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Headache and Fever for 3 months for 12 year old boy

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 27, 2007
  • 01:26 AM

How many doctors and tests does it take to get a diagnosis. I'm beginning to hate the word "virus". My 12 year son has had a recurrent headache and low grade fever for 3 months now with NO OTHER SYMPTOMS. There have been periods within these 3 months that he has been on antibiotics and seemed to get better for a few days but the symptoms come right back. He has had several blood tests,allergy testing, CT scan of brain & sinus and tests for mono, meningitis & strep throat. All of these came back negative. The doctors were labeling as sinus until the CT scan came back negative. Now they are saying "virus", but can a virus last for 3 months?? He has missed SO MUCH school !
Does anyone have any ideas? I wonder if there could be some strange, rare thing that the doctors aren't thinking of testing for? It seems they only want to test for the most common illnesses.
Thanks & my prayers are with everyone on this forum!

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  • Please check out www.ahummingbirdsguide.com children are not excluded from this disease and there are several sx. It is very real...best of luck...mommy cat
    mommy cat 1654 Replies Flag this Response
  • Ok, This is probably a stupid answer that you can easily disreguard. Have they been to an opthamologist?!? It could be something as easy as a Astigmatism. Do they wear glasses/ contacts that are a new strenght?Ive experienced some wicked headaches that have made me pretty nausiated or to the point where i dont want to even see anymore if its goin to be that painful!Just a suggestion, i hope someone eventually finds a DX for your boy!
    Kris1526 7 Replies Flag this Response
  • Have you considered Lyme Disease? It can often manifest as a headache and low grade fever... best of luck!
    R0xyg4l 22 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hello,Could you please tell me how your son is feeling? What did the doctors find?My son is having headache and fever for a little over a week now. The doctor said "virus".Kind Regards,Yelena
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 2, 2007
    • 00:47 AM
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  • My daughter has the same thing. She is 16 and she is getting a CT scan tomorrow.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 11, 2007
    • 11:33 PM
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  • i had the same thing 8 months ago.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • how many doctors and tests does it take to get a diagnosis. I'm beginning to hate the word "virus". My 12 year son has had a recurrent headache and low grade fever for 3 months now with no other symptoms. There have been periods within these 3 months that he has been on antibiotics and seemed to get better for a few days but the symptoms come right back. He has had several blood tests,allergy testing, ct scan of brain & sinus and tests for mono, meningitis & strep throat. All of these came back negative. The doctors were labeling as sinus until the ct scan came back negative. Now they are saying "virus", but can a virus last for 3 months?? He has missed so much school !Does anyone have any ideas? I wonder if there could be some strange, rare thing that the doctors aren't thinking of testing for? It seems they only want to test for the most common illnesses.Thanks & my prayers are with everyone on this forum! hi, my 11 year old has had headaches for three weeks his mri was normal, but showed a cyst below his molars , and his 12 year molars are coming in ,the dr told me to take him to dentist for a xray of teeth and whole mandible. If that may be something to check out if not already.
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